Kagome trudged along the path to Kaede's hut, looking for her friends. She
had something that she wanted to show to them- especially Sango. Inuyasha
normally met her at the well, but she was a few days earlier this time;
she'd passed all of her tests and had no make-up work yet. Humming as she
walked, she shifted the weight of her bag to her other shoulder.
Inuyasha would be happy with her. Not only had she come back early, but
she'd brought extra ramen noodles with her. She couldn't wait to see his
face when she showed him!
The sunlight danced on the path, and Kagome watched the ground as she
walked. The patterns the light made when it filtered through the trees was
amazing, not to mention beautiful. Suddenly though, the light in front of
her was shadowed and darkened.
"Why're you back so early?" Inuyasha asked, smiling happily. It was a
pleasant surprise for him, Kagome was back early. He was glad, he'd missed
her terribly when she was gone.
"Hey now, that's not nice. I came back all for you and........" Her voice
trailed off at the sight of his smile. She smiled brightly. He was glad
that she was back........ "Never mind that. I came back because I
finished my tests early! I brought extra ramen with me too. And I have a
surprise for everyone!"
"Really?! Can I eat the ramen now?"
"No, after the surprise." She continued to walk down the path, Inuyasha
tagging along at her side.
"Aw, man," he pouted. "What's the surprise then?"
"Something that I don't think you've ever seen. Somehow though, I think
Sango will like it more than you." She sighed. "I brought candy for
Shippo, since he can't really use the surprise that I brought for the rest
"What is it? Come on, I wanna know. Can I have some candy?"
"Sure, but not Shippo's. Here's a Hershey Kiss for you." She smiled and
pulled out one, handing it to Inuyasha.
"Why's it called a Hershey kiss? What's a Hershey? It doesn't look like a
kiss to me." Inuyasha asked, admiring the pretty red foil.
"Hershey's the name of the company. I'm not sure why it's called a kiss,
I've been wondering that for a long time." She smiled and quickened her
pace. "Don't forget to take the wrapper off."
"Wanna ride?" he asked, unwrapping and popping the chocolate in his mouth.
"We'd get there faster." 'And I'll be able to get the 'surprise' and my
After Kagome was situated on his back, Inuyasha took off, the scenery
passing by in quick blurs. Kagome settled herself in, laying her head
against Inuyasha's shoulder. Inuyasha blushed a little at this, but Kagome
didn't notice- she was too busy playing with his hair. (^_^)
A few minutes later, Kagome and Inuyasha landed outside of Kaede's hut.
The second Kagome stepped down from Inuyasha's back, Shippo flew into her
"Kagome! I missed you lots, Inuyasha didn't drag you back did he? Did you
bring me a surprise today? I love surprises!" He snuggled into Kagome's
chest and looked up at her adorably, wiggling his tail cutely.
Inuyasha just 'feh'd' and walked off. Shippo almost made a 'jealous, do
you wish you were me' statement, but he held off. Shippo knew that
Inuyasha liked Kagome, but Inuyasha was just plain jealous of every male in
a five-hundred-thousand mile radius.
"Actually, Shippo, I brought you some candy. I have a surprise for
everyone else though. You might want to watch, it'll be fun!" She patted
the kitsuné's head and turned to greet Sango and Miroku, the latter had a
giant red handprint on his face.
"Hello Kagome-chan, I see that you're back early," Sango smiled, giving her
best friend a hug. "I wanted to kill Miroku every minute. He had to ruin
every moment that ever happened," she whispered to her friend before
breaking away from the hug.
"Good day Kagome-sama," Miroku grinned his usual, and Kagome glared at him.
"Miroku, I have something I'd like to tell you........" She grinned and
leaned in out of Sango's earshot to whisper to him. "You know, Sango likes
you a lot.........and all you can do is reach out and grope her. Get a
life and keep your hands to yourself. If you want a woman, try to be nice
"She likes me?" Miroku whispered surprised. "Why does she slap me so much
"Idiot," Kagome growled, "You grope her every other second. Try not to
mess up my surprise."
"SURPRISE?!?!" Miroku yelled, causing Kagome to back up quickly from his
loud voice. "Sango, Kagome-sama has a surprise for us!"
"Uh, yeah. I do. But," she grinned, "You'll all have to change. Well,
Sango will anyway."
"That damn wolf is around here somewhere," Inuyasha growled, sniffing the
wind. "Why doesn't he just leave us alone?"
"Kouga! You can come out! Did you want to get in on the surprise too?"
A whirlwind appeared in the near distance, and in a flash, Kouga appeared
beside them. "Sure, lovely Kagome, I'd love to!" Kouga took this
opportunity to rub Inuyasha's nose in the fact that Kagome had asked him to
stay. He leaned really close to Inuyasha and whispered, "She likes me more
than you, dog-turd."
"What?! Wolf, shut the heck up. The only reason I'm letting you stay is
because Kagome asked you to. Otherwise, you'd have been out of here
"Is everyone ready?" Kagome asked, clapping her hands for silence.
"YEAH!" Kouga yelled, Inuyasha smashing his fist on the wolf youkai's head.
"Yes, Kagome-chan. What will we be doing?"
"Well," Kagome smiled, "Miroku, Inuyasha, Kouga, and Shippo, you all go
down to the hot spring. Put these on!" She threw the tree men pairs of
swimming trunks from her time. "They make it easier to swim in." She
pulled Sango into Kaede's hut. "Sango and I will be down soon. No fighting
Inuyasha and Kouga!" she yelled before slamming the door closed.
"WHAT?!?! I HAVE TO WEAR THAT?!?!?!" Sango screeched a few seconds later.
"Sure, why not? I wear them all the time. Come on girl, it's not like
anything bad's going to happen."
Sango wasn't so sure. The hot pink one-piece bikini that Kagome had picked
out for her looked......well......revealing to say the least. (A/N:
Remember, this is what Sango thinks. It ain't revealing by today's
standards.) It would show her arms and legs for Miroku, Inuyasha, and
"I don't know......." she started, looking at the floor. "Miroku........"
"Will love you in it!" Kagome grinned at her friend. "Or would you rather
wear this?" she pulled out a black-and-white zebra pattern two-piece.
"Uh, I think I'll wear this one!" Sango rushed, grabbing the hot pink one
and changing quickly.
"What do you think, Sango? Does this look alright?" Kagome asked her
friend, twirling around in a medium red (the color of Inuyasha's clothes)
one-piece. It fit her perfectly, hugging her curves and lines.
"You look great Kagome-chan! I'm not so sure about me though........"
"What are you talking about? Now let's get down there and have some fun!"
"You're just jealous because she likes me more than you!" Kouga grinned as
he pulled on his trunks. "Dog-turd!"
"You're just lucky that Kagome told me not to fight," Inuyasha growled,
yanking his yukata off and yanking on the trunks that Kagome had given him
"I can't believe you take orders from the girl you want to be your mate!"
"Inuyasha? Is it true!? You want Kagome to Kagome-sama to be your mate?
And gentleman, please stop arguing, it's annoying."
"And dumb!" Shippo put in, bouncing everywhere.
"Whatever you wimpy wolf, if you had a sit command, you'd obey her too.
That shit hurts!"
"Look who's the wimp now, a little fall to the ground hurts? Awww......."
"Save it Kouga," Shippo told the wolf youkai. "She threw his back out of
commission a few times and almost broke it twice!"
"It doesn't make me 'fall' you bastard, it slams me into the dirt with
force. Ever hear of it? IT THROWS ME INTO THE GROUND!"
"Alright dog-turd, no need to yell," Kouga glared at the hanyou. "Besides,
you belong on the ground."
"Inuyasha, what did I tell you about fighting with Kouga?"
"Not to.........whoa!" Inuyasha turned around sheepishly to see Kagome in a
red bathing suit.
"Do you like it?" she asked, turning around in a circle. "Does it look
"Gorgeous........" he whispered, but Miroku heard and elbowed him.
"Say it louder Inuyasha! I don't think Kagome quite heard you!"
Inuyasha's face reddened. He couldn't say that to Kagome. It was
true.....but she might think he was infatuated with her or something. "It
looks nice Kagome!" he called.
She smiled happily. That was as good as it got from Inuyasha. "Thank you
Inuyasha!" She turned around and tugged on Sango's arm. "Come on Sango,
you look fine!"
Miroku's mouth dropped open in amazement. 'Whoa, Sango's looking good
today.........' He grinned. "Damn sexy," he whispered to himself.
"Hey Sango! Miroku said you look 'damn sexy!'" Inuyasha smirked at his
friend. "Ha, got you sucker."
Sango blushed fifty different shades of red. "Uh......."
"Alright everyone!" Kagome grinned and pulled out her giant backpack.
"Everyone, take one of these, except you Shippo. You can't use them yet."
"Okay Kagome!" Shippo bounced onto her shoulder. "Inuyasha said you looked
gorgeous," he whispered grinning. "He's just too embarrassed to say it out
"He said that?" Kagome whispered back, glancing at the hanyou.
"What are these curious contraptions?" Miroku asked, turning over the
strange bladed thing in his hand.
"They're called razors Miroku!" Kagome grinned. "You shave with them!"
"Shave what?" Kouga asked her.
"How about......a hanyou's hair?!" he screamed, chasing Inuyasha around
with the razor.
Kagome watched them running in the water, er, she watched Inuyasha's chest
anyway. She couldn't help it! It looked good!
"Kagome-chan, how do you use them?" Sango asked, turning the razor over in
"Well, you shave your legs and armpits, right?" Kagome asked, realizing at
the last second how stupid the question sounded.
"Uh, yeah. With sharpened blades and knives."
"Well, this does that for you sorta. You don't get cut as often. You want
me to show you how to use it?"
"Sure!" Sango smiled and sat on a flat rock, her legs in the water.
"Alright." Kagome pulled out a bottle of shaving lotion for women and sat
down beside her friend. "Now, follow everything I do."
First, she wet her legs with the warm water, which Sango mimicked.
Inuyasha and Kouga ceased the chase and stood nearby to watch. Shippo
bounced to Inuyasha's shoulder so Kagome could teach Sango without
interruption, and Miroku stood close to Sango (for obvious reasons).
Then, she squirted some kind of green foamy liquid on her legs, and the
bottle was handed to Sango to use. Sango then mimicked Kagome's action of
rubbing the stuff all over her legs till it was completely covering them in
light green foam.
"Now," Kagome instructed, you use the razor. Hold it like this, and pull
it up your leg. Watch turning it and the edges, you don't want to cut
"Ow!" Sango yelled, blood seeping from a cut on her thigh.
"Do you want me to kiss it all better?" Miroku asked, earning a slap from
Sango and a warning glare from Kagome.
"Don't worry about it Sango-chan," Kagome reassured her friend. "It
happens to everyone their first time. Practice makes perfect."
"Wow, they're so smooth!" Sango said happily after she was finished.
"Can I feel?" Miroku asked.
"Sure!" Sango grinned at him.
Miroku's jaw dropped in shock but quickly snapped back up in a grin.
"Of course not!" she yelled, tackling him and sending the two of them into
"Alright men, pay attention!" Kagome yelled, Miroku finally getting a hold
on Sango's leg to touch.
"Yep," he grinned. "Silky smooth!"
"Whatever letch, pay attention," Inuyasha grumped at him, paying strict
attention to Kagome, his ears pricked forward in rapt attention.
Kagome giggled at Inuyasha's ears when the pricked forward, but continued
her lesson to the men.
"You guys got a different kind of razor. It's more gentle, since guys use
it on their face."
"But I wanted to grow a beard!" Miroku protested.
Inuyasha grinned. "Really ol' chap?" he said in a cheesy sort of British
"He's been watching too much T.V. er, never mind," she tried to explain the
fake accent to Kouga but failed. He didn't know what a T.V. was.
"Do we use this too?" Kouga asked, squirting some of the green foam on his
"No!" Kagome grabbed the bottle quickly. "Unless you want to smell like a
woman that is."
"But you do use this stuff! And I brought each one of you their own
bottle!" she smiled, tossing shaving cream to each of the three males.
"Hey Sango-chan!" she called, her friend running (er wading) through the
"What is it, Kagome-chan?"
"Don't forget to shave your armpits.....I'd do it now while the guys are
busy cutting their faces to pieces." She winked at her friend and left.
"Hey!" Miroku grinned, lathering his whole face with shaving cream, "This
stuff is pretty cool!"
"Uh, yeah," Inuyasha said, sweatdropping.
"Gotta lather my whole face, neck, and chest!" Miroku grinned.
"You gonna shave your chest?" Kouga asked. "Why the heck would you want to
"I'm not!" he protested. "I like the way it feels!!!!!" (okay, that
sounded bad. -_-;;;;)
"What the heck is he doing?" Kagome asked Inuyasha when she came over to
offer assistance. "He's not going to shave his arms too is he?"
"I don't know, he's weird."
"I like foamy shaving cream!" Miroku sung, and Kagome, Inuyasha, and Kouga
stepped far away.
"This is so cool!" Kouga yelled, making Inuyasha's hand jolt across his
face, cutting his neck.
"Shit! That hurt!"
"Ha! You're just jealous because I have mastered the power of shaving!"
Kouga declared, shaving his face again.
"Do you want some help Inuyasha?" Kagome asked, feeling bad.
"Uh......." Inuyasha looked down at Kagome. She looked up at him almost
pleadingly, like she really wanted to shave his face. 'Hmmm,' he thought,
'I don't want to embarrass myself, but I don't get this 'shaving razor'
thing. All I can do is chop my face up........' "Yeah, I guess so," he
Everyone's head turned to see Sango tackle Miroku into the water again,
foam flying everywhere. "Hey!" he protested, I wasn't done playing with
the magical foam!"
"Yes you were!" Sango told him, wresting him under the water. "You shaved
your face three times over!"
"I wanna wrestle too!" Kouga yelled, jumping into the tumble, Shippo
Kagome sighed. "Insane......." She started back to her rock. "You'll
have to stand beside the rock, I'm not tall enough."
"Okay," he agreed, helping her climb onto the rock so she could reach his
face. "Just don't maul my face or anything. AND DON'T SHAVE MY EARS!"
Kagome looked taken aback. "Don't worry Inuyasha, I won't maul your face
or shave the fur off your darling little ears." She reached up and tweaked
an ear gently. "You know I wouldn't."
"Woman, don't touch my ears!" he growled lightly, pulling away.
"Aw, come on, why not? They're cute......"
"What the?! They're not cute! They're there."
"Whatever," she shrugged, tilting his face towards her. "I think they're
"Hold still so I can shave without mauling your face."
"Inuyasha........" she said warningly.
"Fine woman, I'll stay still."
"Better, but I have a name you know."
"Good," she nodded. "The first step towards friendship is to be nice to
the other person. Remember that when you're mean to me."
"Feh." But Inuyasha brightened a little. He could be a little nicer
anyway, calling her by her given name instead of 'woman'. 'Kagome really
seems to know what she's doing,' he thought as he watched her through half-
Kagome was done shaving Inuyasha's face, and she rather liked doing it.
They'd probably broken some kind of being nice record or something. She
wished that he could be this nice all of the time. She'd love to shave his
face for him again......
Inuyasha was half asleep when suddenly a heavy weight slammed him into the
"Kagome! That's just not fair!" he yelled before they hit the water.
Kagome grinned as she rolled off him.
"I couldn't help it, it was so tempting!" she giggled and dove away from
him to escape being tossed into the water. Inuyasha dove at her again,
catching her by the ankles.
"Look what the dog brought in," he grinned holding her upside down at arms
length. "Hm, should I let you go, or feed you to the wolves?" He looked
over at the squabbling Kouga, Shippo, Miroku, and Sango.
"Inuyasha! You'd better let me down from here! I swear!"
"Nope!" he shrugged, slinging her over his shoulder so that her face was
against his back. Tilting his face to the side- he thought better of it
(heh, heh, he didn't want Miroku staring at her ass). Now her face was
against his chest- only upside down.
"No fair!" she pouted, "At least hold me like a normal person."
"Okay," he shrugged, pulling her onto his shoulders so she rode piggy-back,
one leg on either side of his neck.
"You'd better not let go either! I don't wanna fall and break my neck you
"Whoops!" he grinned and let go, and Kagome clenched her legs around his
neck tightly. "Ah, can't......breathe!" he gasped, putting his hands back
on her legs to keep her on.
"Hmph!" she huffed, sticking her nose in the air, secretly enjoying the
ride. (okay, that didn't sound good either........ -_-;;;)
"Whoops!" he yelled, plopping into the water with Kagome still on his
shoulders, getting them both equally soaked.
"That wasn't funny Inuyasha! Now I'm soaking wet!"
"Is that a bad thing?" he asked, standing up again and carrying them into
deeper water. "I mean, aren't you as wet as you'll get? It's not like
your clothes will get wet or anything."
"I guess you have a point," she said, laying her head down on Inuyasha's.
"Lookie guys!" Sango yelled, pointing to the sky. "It's a dead duck
flying!" Miroku looked up and Sango tackled him down.
"Get a room!" Kouga yelled.
"And I thought that saying was only from my time......." Kagome yawned,
stiffening when the water hit her legs. Inuyasha had waded in up to his
"Cold?" Inuyasha asked, tightening his grip on her legs.
"Just a little bit," she answered, watching Sango and Miroku play. She
lifted her head up to watch their banter better, and she noticed that Kouga
and Shippo were planning to ambush Sango. Not that it mattered, she
wouldn't say a word. She looked down and saw Inuyasha's doggy ears
twitching back and forth from atop his head. (^_^) She sighed and set her
head down on his between the two ears. "Can I?" she asked, her breath
tickling the furry (^_^) appendages.
"Can I.......touch your ears?" That question was harder to ask then
anything she'd ever asked the dog hanyou. He was very protective of his
ears, and nobody knew why. Maybe someone had yanked on them once. (o.O)
Inuyasha was startled at this new turn of events. She wanted to touch
his........ears? 'Why would anyone want to touch them? They're
weird......' He thought. "I guess.........but why the heck do you want to
touch them? They're weird."
"I don't think so," she told him, running a fingertip over the tip of one
ear. "I think they're cute." She continued to scratch his ears lightly,
but then she stopped and took her arms from around Inuyasha's neck to set
one hand on each ear, her head settled in between them. Pretty soon her
eyes drifted shut, an ear in the crook of each elbow, and her hands under
"Kagome?" Inuyasha asked, now in neck-deep water. When she didn't answer,
he sighed and headed for the bank. "Maybe we should go to sleep early
tonight so you won't be so tired," he told her, knowing that she wouldn't
"Sango you loser!" Miroku jumped up and swiped his arm through the water,
creating a tidal wave that knocked the girl off her feet.
"Kyaaa!" she screamed, falling into the water, Miroku catching her at the
"I think we've spent enough time in the water for today, Lady Sango, let's
go back and dry off. What do you say to that?"
"Good idea," she said, letting him carry her. "Don't try anything
"You don't really think that I would attempt something such as that......do
"Let me say, I wouldn't put it past you," she said, screaming when another
tidal wave crashed into the couple- one from each side.
"Ha! Got you Sango!" Shippo yelled, dashing for shore.
Sango didn't bother to move, she was too lazy. Might as well make Miroku
do all of the work. Heck, why not?
Inuyasha bent to pick up Kagome's bathing supplies and razors, putting the
one she gave him in his kimono. He held the bag in one hand, and held
Kagome in place with the other.
When he arrived at Kaede's hut, Kagome was still dead to the world, and it
was nearing evening. He opened her bag and pulled out her sleeping bag,
spreading it out on the floor and pulling Kagome off his shoulders. She
didn't seem to want to let go of one of his ears, however, and held onto it
with her right hand. Inuyasha had to pry it from her fingers. He settled
her in her bag, pulling out a blanket and throwing it over her, making sure
that she was all covered up. She could change into her regular clothes
later, if she wanted.
Sango came in and ordered Miroku and Inuyasha out so that she could change.
"So, Inuyasha, what did you and Kagome do when the two of you left?"
"What the?! Monk, you'd better shut the heck up now!"
"Okay, okay!" Miroku did his one-handed prayer and picked Shippo up from
the ground. "Was it something I said?"
When Kagome awoke later that evening, she was all tucked into her sleeping
bag, a blanket tucked carefully around her. She felt kind of funny, and
realized that she was only wearing her bathing suit. How'd she gotten
"Inuyasha?" she whispered, looking around in the dark.
"Yeah?" he asked, one amber eye opened a crack.
"Oh, I thought you'd be over there," she said, turning to face him.
"Not dumping me in the water.........and for letting me touch your ears."
Inuyasha's face reddened, but it was too dark for Kagome to see. "Ah,
you're welcome, I guess."
"Inuyasha........do you want me to shave your face again next time?"
"I guess. I mean, you are better at it then I am." His eyes opened fully,
bright golden orbs blinking in the darkened room. 'And I rather liked it
"Good, cause I thought it was kinda fun," she yawned, covering her mouth.
"You should go to sleep," he told her, "You don't wanna be tired tomorrow."
"Okay, but its kinda cold over here."
"Okay, I'll sleep next to you and keep you warm," he told her, pulling out
the razor she'd given him earlier and grinning. 'You're a little good luck
He scooted closer and curled up under the blanket, putting his arm around
her and pulling her to his chest. "Goodnight Kagome," he said, breathing
in her scent.
"Goodnight Inu," she smiled, snuggling closer. 'I sure am glad I came back
early, or this never would have happened.'
"Inuyasha?" she asked, sounding guilty.
"I'm sorry, I forgot to make ramen for you this evening."
"It doesn't matter Kagome, you can make it tomorrow if you want."
"Good, but I still feel bad about it. It's kinda like lying."
"Don't worry about it Kagome, I'd rather have you than ramen, any day."
^_^ So, what'd you guys think? Was it ok, or what?! Come on, tell
me!!!!!! I think I'm going to start on a whole line-up of different things
that Kagome brings to show them. I was shaving my legs the other day when
I came up with this idea, I mean, how could they stand to shave with A
KNIFE?!?!! Ow, I mean, what if you MISSED?! ^_^;;;
Anywayz, if you liked this, be on the lookout of my next one-shot "Pawprint
Pajamas" ^_^ Well, I'm gonna go now, but I'll leave one last thought to
all of you!!!!
REVIEW PLEASE!!!! I mean, you read this, right? So you should review!
What's the point of reading if you're not going to review? ^_^ MEOW~
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